June 16, 2016

Little Green Men, Or That Time My Dad & I Were In The X-Files



As you may guessed from my entire section on this blog devoted to #MarvelForever, I am a little bit of a nerd. Back in the day, I was a huge fan of the television show The X-Files. I watched religiously, worshipped Agent Scully and Agent Mulder (I even wanted to join the FBI, I know, I KNOW), was the first in line to see the feature movie and built and managed my own X-Files fan website.

I am a mega nerd.
#sueme

I just might have a obnoxiously large tiny X-Files collection, which includes all the episodes, magazines, books, dolls, posable figures and autographs from the cast.

Located in my #nerdcave.
Where I make the blogging "magic" happen.

My dad was also a huge fan of the show. He watched every episode with me and even accompanied me to meet "The Smoking Man" actor, William B. Davis. 


Davis was scheduled to give an hour long lecture and Q&A at my university and it was incredible. He was totally down to earth, had a great sense of humor and stayed beyond the hour to answer every audience member's question. I wrote him a letter after the lecture and he sent me back a personalized autographed picture.

That YSL lippie is covering up "Mili Wifey."

This is why #nerdsrule. The coolest, most humble celebrities are part of our world.

But truly, I digress.

My dad and I had many fun adventures together over the years. With Sunday being Father's Day, I thought I would tell you all about the time my dad and I were in our own episode of The X-Files.


Or something like that.

After Davis's lecture, I saw a flyer on campus that the student council arranged an "Alien Symposium" one evening. There would be guest speakers, a discussion/Q&A on the television show The X-Files, background history on "real" alien abduction stories and information on government coverups on extraterrestrials. It sounded intriguing, thus my dad and I decided to attend.


Right. It was NOTHING like we expected at all. Honestly, the name of this event should have been our first clue. 

It was titled:

Little Green Men!!

And there were totally cheesy UFO's and aliens drawn on the flyer.
#whatwasIthinking

There was only ONE lecturer - a professor, and I use that term loosely, and general weirdo who for the purposes of this post I will call "Agent Uranus." Agent Uranus had a folder of "facts" and "evidence" that aliens were here on earth and Washington, D.C. had done everything in its power over the years to cover up their existence.


One of his stories of "proof" was the 1973 Alabama Tin Foil Alien Encounter. 


If you are not familiar with this story, well, in the fall of 1973, Jeff Greenhaw, the police chief in Falkville, Alabama investigated a call from a woman who claimed a UFO landed in a nearby pasture. When he arrived, he saw a man in a "tin foil space suit" He even took a polaroid picture as proof of the incident. 


When the town got word of Greenhaw's "discovery," he was ridiculed and later fired as police chief. The incident was debunked as a prank. The "alien" was nothing more than a high school kid dressed in a metallic suit. Nevertheless, Agent Uranus insisted the coverup was a conspiracy.

While he was blabbing away and flashing pictures on the overhead projector, I noticed my dad was holding back laughter.


Agent Uranus continued with more "evidence" that included an incident by two men who claimed they saw aliens in the woods (later debunked as two men who had imbibed and smoked WAY too many illegal substances), the hoax "alien autopsy" videos that have circulated the internet for years and even former President Jimmy Carter's "UFO Incident."

Yes, in 1969, Jimmy Carter had an "alien experience" in which he claimed he saw a UFO.

Photo: Reader's Digest
He even filed a report and there were some vague talk that the CIA "refused to give President Carter information about extraterrestrial's existence."


President Carter later recounted the entire affair and claimed what he saw was likely a military aircraft.

It was around this time my dad let out a giant snort of laughter. And THEN, someone in the audience who I will call "Conspiracy Hippie" raised their hand.

Agent Uranus: Yes, yes sir, you have a question?

Conspiracy Hippie: Um. Well, yeah. I think what you have right there is some concrete evidence. Proof that we have been duped for all these years. Aliens are real, man! We should be getting a group together and marching on Washington, you dig?

Agent Uranus: I couldn't agree more.

My Dad:


As Agent Uranus, Conspiracy Hippie and more than a few audience members continued planning this Million Alien March on D.C., my dad leaned over to me and said:

Let's get out of here.

And we both silently got up out of our chairs to sneak out of the auditorium. Out of nowhere, my dad felt a hand grab his arm.

The strange man who belonged to the hand eerily asked my dad:

Hey, you aren't leaving are you?


Legit, looking like Robert Blake in Lost Highway. Or like Phil Spector did during the murder trial. OR like Gary Busey does:


You know, all the time.

Basically, he seemed batshit crazy and not thrilled we were leaving the lecture early. My dad and I headed out of the building quickly and laughed about the night's outing. Some of the members from my university's student council even apologized to us when we were leaving for it being "not what they had in mind." 

How could they have known a group of people would actually want to head to Washington, D.C. and uncover "alien truths"?


Look friends, do not get it twisted, if aliens do exist, I hope they are just like this:

Dancing aliens? I am down.

And not like those creatures that followed Loki into New York City.

Loki is SO damn pretentious.
#amIrightoramIRIGHT

Anyhoo, that lecture was one of my favorite memories my dad and I made together. We were definitely caught in our special episode of The X-Files that evening.

With that being said, Happy Father's Day to my fabulous daddy! And Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there who make great memories with their kids. We never forget the lessons and laughter you share.

Do you have any fun memories with your dad? Did you ever go to any fun events or trips with your dad? Let me know in the comments below!

Celebrating my awesome dad, I am,


45 comments:

  1. The dancing alien has me cracking up! Haha!

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  2. I believe!!! I totally do, but yes, I do hope the aliens are nice and fun and want to take me out dancing on a really cool planet somewhere. Totally down for that!! Your dad sounds amazing!! Happy Father's Day to him!!

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    1. He's so much fun! Basically, a male version of me! Haha

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  3. When I first went to work for Squirrel Central my first badge had an ID card with it, where I had a Scully haircut. With my red hair and features, I looked just like her, so much a friend photoshopped my head into a picture from the X Files (I'll see if I can find it and mail it to you for grins). The funny thing is, my husband has it framed on his desk and not one person has commented.

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    1. Omg!! Send it!! That's the most awesome thing I've heard all week. With your red hair, you could be Scully or Black Widow...the coolest chicks ever.

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  4. Oh my god, haha, that is hilarious!

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    1. Lol. I have so many funny stories with my dad!

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  5. I still love the X-Files. But some people be super craycray....

    Did you ever watch Millennium? BEST. SHOW. EVER.

    And remember, it's just a weather balloon.
    http://s1ckb1tch.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-dont-know-what-was-more-disturbing.html

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    1. Yes of course!! Great show! I even stuck through all those seasons of Battlestar Gallatica woman! I'm a real nerd trooper lol.

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  6. Um...I've never watched an episode, but I would now! So many shows from a decade or two ago I never watched, but want to binge-watch now. LOL!

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    1. Oh it's a great show! Really one of the best!

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  7. MOL, dat are highlarious!

    One of momma's ex-boyfriends wuz convinced he saw a UFO in high school. So much so that he called it and reported it to da military. And he's a doctor now. Anudder reason my momma doesn't trust doctors!!

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    1. Omg no way! Lol that's hilarious! Lawyers are no different. You can't trust them and they always have wild stories!

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  8. BOL!!! OMD, Ma almost snorted the rootbeer out her nose!! Gpa watches those shows abouts aliens on the History Channel or whatevers, and Ma walks in and gives him the sideways look, and he just shrugs and shakes his head. Then she asks, 'well, why the hell are you watchin' this crap anyway?' he says, 'I don't know...it's just too crazy to resist! It's like watching a train wreck without all the gore! Plus, it's nice to see that there are peeps crazier than you! BHAAAHAHAHAA'
    'yeah, very funny...' Butts I swear, sometimes I catch him listening WAY too intently for my taste! ☺
    I hopes you and your Pops have a most FABulous Father's Day!!! (minus the aliens of course...unless they can twerk....)
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Lol! Is it weird I believe in ghosts and demons?? Haha no aliens though! Happy Daddys Day!!

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  9. Oh. My. Gosh. I would have stayed solely for entertainment purposes! These people sound pretty nutso

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    1. I mean!! I think we were afraid of leaving at the same time with them lol.

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  10. Awwwww...I love this story. Great memory with your dad. I was a big X-Files fan too, and I LOVED the new series this year because of the humor element they added. Hope it comes back for another season!

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  11. Funny! I think UFO siting stories are interesting!

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    1. These people thought it was worth marching on DC! Lol

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  12. I'm a massive Sci Fi nerd and was even when it wasn't cool (that's how I ended up with my nickname). I've been to events and met various actors (mainly from Star Trek). I love your X-Files adventure with your Dad, I'd love to see a lecture like that, even just for comedy value.

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    1. That's so awesome! William B. Davis is a class act. He totally cracked us up and came out smoking a cig (fake) and giving us all a dirty look in character! He also talked about how he needed more scenes with Gillian Anderson one on one. Lol.

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  13. My mom use to watch this show all the time. She loved it. stella rose

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  14. LOL those alien conspiracy theorists are no joke ;)

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  15. You did very well, not to go into that crazy hurt-your-stomach laughter complete with snorts! Well done. What a great memory.

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  16. Your dad sounds like the coolest!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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    1. He is! Happy Daddys Day to your husband!!

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  17. omg. Alien people are so cazy!

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  18. What an awesome memory for you and your Dad to share!! Crazy experiences always make for the best memories!

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  19. OMG that is HILARIOUS!!

    Side note...So a certain former Fox Mulder is on a show now called Aquarius. It's *possible* that I was invited to attend the premiere party last week and it's also *possible* that a certain former Fox Mulder was present and sat 10 feet in front of me for the Q&A. Maybe. Allegedly...Damn he's cute in person.

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    1. That's so awesome! I know he is! Haha. I adored Californication!!

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  20. My great aunt digs X-files (I think). I know my step-dad does.
    That light flash memory loss tool from Men in Black...I thought it was real until I was a teen.

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  21. "Hello my baby, hello my honey...." :)
    Sounds like a pretty crazy meeting.
    I mainly loved X-Files for David Duchovny. This past year, my MIL was at a restaurant and he was eating at a nearby table. She got a picture of him when he wasn't looking, but was facing her way. My husband didn't get what the big deal was. I was like "you'd be freaking out if that were Peter Dinklage!" :)
    My dad and I did Indian Princesses together when I was a kid. Such fun memories!

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    1. Of course you know Spaceballs!
      Ugh jealous!! David is amazing!
      May the schwartz be with you..

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